Machere quits BNP leadership race

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By Staff Reporter

Former Basotho National Party (BNP) youth leader ‘Machere Seutloali yesterday dropped out of the party’s leadership race in a unity accord with party deputy leader Machesetsa Mofomobe.

BNP will hold its elective conference today, June 11-12 in Mazenod, Maseru.

Seutloali quit publicly support her competitor, Mofomobe who has served as a Deputy leader for one term.

Addressing a press conference held at BNP center in Maseru yesterday, Seutloali revealed she agreed with Mofomone to unite their votes for a single candidate.

This she said is because they were both advocating for unity of the party and not advancing personal interests.

“My campaign has always been about party unity. We, therefore, agreed to join hands and work towards achieving the same goal, party unity,” Seutloali said.

Seutloali said she has not been forced to give up on her participation in the race but to support Mofomobe for the growth of the BNP.

Mofomobe said he and Seutloali have common interests for the stability, growth, and success of BNP which is why they agreed to support one another.

They both pledged to the results of the conference and committed to continually improving their work towards the growth, stability, and peace of the BNP.

The BNP elective conference comes at the end of the term of party leader Thesele ’Maseribane who currently serves as minister of small business development, cooperatives, and marketing.